Froggy's Fog Makes Huge Impact by Changing Focus to Hand Sanitizer
Froggy's Fog shut down production of Theatrical Effects Fluids to manufacture Hand Sanitizer for essential workers. By tripling output over a weekend, Froggy's Fog has been able to offer jobs to the local community impacted by COVID-19 layoffs and business closures. Froggy's Fog has donated thousands of dollars worth of hand sanitizer to local communities, organizations and essential workers.
"Our biggest concern was helping out the essential workers. We have built relationships over the past 15 years with Fire, Police, EMS, and even Military. We wanted to give back in any way we could. We had the facility and resources, we just needed to put them to use," says Chris Markgraf, co-owner of Froggy's Fog.
An unanticipated effect was how much demand there was. Over a span of 48 hours Froggy's Fog, normally a small company run by 17 people, was tripling in staff, output and operation. The surge offered another way to help the community by adding 30 jobs for those recently out of work or laid off due to "Stay at Home" orders issued by Gov. Bill Lee.
"We have given free cases to those first responders in our county and beyond. It's about helping others and if this is the little part we can play, we are thrilled to," says Adam Pogue, partner of Markgraf. "Our community has always supported us, and we have grown close to first responders in the area. They protect us, so we see this as a way to return the favor."
Froggy's Simply Sanitizer is available for purchase by the public at Froggysfog.com and is available in gallons, 4-gallon case, 50-gallon drum and 250-gallon Tote. It should be noted that due to the overwhelming response and prioritized Military and front-line orders shipping may be delayed.